Happy New Year!
Hope you had a good one. I spent my New Years Eve babysitting a whole bunch of little kids while their parents partied. NYE has never really been my thing and I’m certainly not one to turn my nose up at public holiday pay!
I always love reading everyone’s end of year round-ups, so I’m jumping on the Gillian Top 5 bandwagon! I’m going to try to do my goal setting a little differently this year. I won’t be listing specific patterns this year, because last year I barely sewed any of the things on my list.
1. Buy only indie patterns.
I never sew the commercial ones anyway, and I’d rather buy from a small business. They tend to be the patterns that inspire me when I see others making them. Plus, I’m really spoilt now, by all the wonderful instructions. And I’m a sucker for posh packaging.
2. Knit two cardigans.
At the moment I’m thinking a Hetty in pale pink cotton. My mum has a cardigan in the same colour and I’m forever stealing/borrowing it. It goes with everything I wear, so it would be good to have one of my own.
3. Keep sewing things that are too hard for me.
I’m keen to sew myself a coat (the Pavot jacket from Deer and Doe would be perfection in royal blue) and/or maybe Kyle a coat – the coat from Thread Theory looks perfect. The Archer Shirt is one on my to do list as well!
4. Sew more things that are my style
More 50’s style dresses and fitted blouses. It’s all I want to wear, but I don’t have enough!
5. Sew more things that are practical – suitable for camping!
Kyle and I went away camping for a few days in December – down to Moonee Beach on the NSW coast. 90% of the clothes I wear in normal life are me-made. But I only took two me-made items. Fact – skirts and tight fitting blouses aren’t always practical! I’d like to make a pair or two of shorts, a skirt that sits on my waist, looser tops (that can also be tucked in if I want on a more fancy/normal day).
Right – here’s hoping I can manage a few of these things!